Introduction to the Safety and Health at Work (SHaW) Act 2005

The Act makes provisions for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, protecting other persons against risks to health and safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, controlling certain emissions into the environment and consolidating the law which relates to health safety and welfare in the work place.

The SHaW Act covers all workplaces with the exception of a private household where persons work or are employed only in domestic service, the Police Force, Barbados Defence Force or certain work carried out in a harbour or wet dock. The SHaW Act replaces the Factories Act Cap 347.

The topics covered are:

  • Basic Definitions within SHaW
  • Arrangement & Location of information with Legislation
  • Introduction to the Safety and Health at Work (SHaW) Act, 2005 -12, Cap. 356
  • Overview of selected Rights & Responsibilities of Employees (workers) under SHaW
  • Overview of selected Responsibilities of various Workplace Parties under SHaW
  • The basis role and functions of Health and Safety Committees under SHaW

Intended Audience:Safety Delegates Health and Safety Practitioners, Health & Safety Committee members, Human Resources Staff, Supervisors and Managers.

Duration: 4 Hours

Cost: $187.50 USD / $375 BDS